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Re: John T Trezevant
Posted by: Ernie Hurst (ID *****9431) Date: June 17, 2004 at 12:13:31
In Reply to: Re: John T Trezevant by Angie Smith of 1986

I would bet somebody really butchered the spelling - or he got left off. There's no doubt in my mind that he was there in Dallas, at least from 1876 on. Here are a few things out of book that might be of interest. I'd bet the Trezevant in Memphis is connected somehow - father, uncle, etc., but no telling about the guy in Louisiana.

"The General Agency of Dargan & Trezevant was established at Dallas Texas, on March 1st, 1876, by J. T. Dargan and J. T. Trezevant with the Fire Association of Philadelphia. These gentlemen saw the undeveloped resources of the new State of Texas and the great possibilities there for young men, and with vision and foresight they selected Dallas as their future home and proceeded to establish a General Agency with the Fire Association of Philadelphia as their first company."

Annual collected premiums listed:
1876 - $24,701.48
1886 - $322,605.42
1896 - $661,662.65
1906 - $1,594,744.64
1916 - $2,002,020.34
1925 - $2,323,775.00

Mr. J. T. Dargan sold his share of the agency to Sam P. Cochran in 1888 & went to Atlanta GA, where he started the Atlanta-Birmingham Insurance Company. He died in 1918 in Atlanta. (my words)

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